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Episode 103: Flor de Caña 12
Episode 1038th July 2022 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 103 features Ron Flor de Caña 12. Boxed and bottled, it's 750ml at 35% ABV, or 70 proof and was intended for the domestic Nicaraguan market. In the United States, this is sold at 40% ABV, or 80 proof and it retails for about $40.

Enjoy this episode with a neat pour of Flor de Caña 12!

The official website for Ron Flor de Caña 12:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1875 - Alfredo Francisco Pellas Canessa immigrants to Nicaragua from Genoa, Italy
  • 1890 - Alfredo sets up a sugar plantation and the workers celebrate the harvest with some rum made on site
  • 1937 - Flor de Caña is established as a brand
  • 1959 - Flor de Caña begins export sales in Central America
  • 1980s - The brand stockpiles aging rum, amassing the largest reserves of aged rum in the world
  • 1999 - Flor de Caña is sold to 40 countries and 5 continents worldwide
  • 2012 - Distillery tours begin, following investment
  • 2013 - The branding was updated including the bottles
  • 2017 - International Wine and Spirits Competition awarded the brand the Best Rum in the World

Key Cocktails:

This is a sipping rum for sure, just great on it's own. However, you may also want to try it in a rum Old Fashioned.


Wikipedia Article on Flor de Caña

Brand History YouTube Video

An Older Brand History YouTube Video

Brand Ad on YouTube

Distillery Tour YouTube Video

Production Video on YouTube

Spanish Language YouTube Video Purporting 80% is 12 Years Old Rum

Wikipedia Article on Nicaragua

Wikipedia Article on Nicaraguan Revolution

The Spirits Business Article on Packaging Update

Press Release on Tree Planting Campaign

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